J.B. Nicholson-Owens -
July 2, 2006 Subject:
A more convenient, modern death delivered with sincerity.
I don't think there's much that is tongue-in-cheek about this spot. It seems to be quite sincere that this brand of cancer stick will not seriously damage your furnishings, and which will reduce the amount of smoke taken in by others nearby.
The star of the ad, "Barbara", is over the top, but that's merely a stylistic choice. All of the hallmarks of an ad are here--repetition of the take-away points, instructions on how to use the product or service, plenty of packaging displays, and testimonials from unaccountable personalities. There's even a speech about "the kind of people you want to be around" (fellow smokers). All in the service of a product which will significantly hasten your death.
I'm not sure on what basis I'm supposed to rate this, so I arbitrarily picked a rating.
Reviewer:dog from Nightwatch
May 14, 2006 Subject:
A "toung in cheek" look at a new cigarette which should have made the anti-smoking idiots happy but must not have.